Late thunderstorm fails to save Louth from 74-run defeat to Bourne

Louth's Laurence Scott, whose 4-59 and 46 runs with the bat were not enough to stop Louth slipping to defeat at Bourne.
Louth's Laurence Scott, whose 4-59 and 46 runs with the bat were not enough to stop Louth slipping to defeat at Bourne.

Louth CC’s 1st team fell to a disappointing 74-run defeat to Bourne at the Abbey Lawns on Saturday.

But it was a close-call for the home side who had to break down the dogged resistance from the Louth tail as well as finish the match before a rapidly-approaching thunderstorm struck.

“We were scurrying about trying to get the game finished,” Bourne skipper Pete Morgan revealed. “And as soon as we took the final wicket we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning so I’m not sure whether or not we’d have got back on.”

It was a good day all-round for Morgan who top scored with 91 in Bourne’s 269-7. Conrad Louth (64) also claimed a half century. Seamer Stuart Airey took 4-17 as Louth were dismissed for 195 in reply.

Laurence Scott hit 46 in Louth’s chase, and there were also good knocks from Tom Corden (35) and Graham West (41), but Louth fell 74 runs short.